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A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites to Prepare Us for Space Farming

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes | about 4 months ago

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Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "For those of us without a green thumb, growing even the most hardy plants in perfect conditions can seem impossible. How about trying to grow plants on a meteorite? Well, at least one scientist is doing it, with moderate levels of success.
"People have been talking about terraforming, but what I'm trying to do is give some concrete evidence that it's possible to do this, that it's possible to grow in extraterrestrial materials," Michael Mautner, one of the world's only "astroecologists" said. "What I've found is that a range of microorganisms—bacteria, fungi, and even asparagus and potato plants—can survive with the nutrients that are in extraterrestrial materials.""

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Happy Father's Day 2014 (-1, Offtopic)

gosandygo (3440057) | about 4 months ago | (#47216667)

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